Cataratas del Iguazú is home to roaring waterfalls and colourful wildlife in the heart of the jungle. There is nothing quite like it.
Welcome to Iguazu Falls
A towering mass of spray and thundering waters, “Iguazú” means “big water” in the language of the semi-nomadic Guaranís who inhabited the area before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores in the 16th century. It has been described as a shimmering necklace of 275 separate falls divided by emerald-green jungle islands that stretch nearly 4 kilometres (2.5 miles). At its largest and most dramatic conjunction, the water is whipped into thick creamy clouds that tumble through rainbows of light. The resulting spray rises so high that, from a distance, the falls almost seem to be travelling in two directions. These breathtaking natural falls are truly worthy of their place among the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Although the falls are the area’s most powerful attraction, the nearby ruins of the Jesuit Mission and the sparkling crystals at the Wanda Mines are also well <br/> worth a visit.